Monday, January 11, 2010

The Alphabotz: Superphonic Decoder Cards Giveaway

This giveaway is now closed. Thank you to all who entered. Congratulations to the lucky winner ~ jakiesmom!

Here is an educational product for kids that's really FUN! My daughter really thinks the Alphabotz Superphonic Decoder Cards from The Alphabotz are great. Even though she already knows her letters, we use these cards together to come up with words and stories together. I think these cards would be fantastic for any young toddler. They are colorful, adorable and really helps introduce kids to letters and words. I love the longer size of the cards and the handy box they come stored in.

Here is more about this product from their website:

EVER WONDER WHY. . .

materials dubbed “'educational” often seem devoid of fun?

IMAGINE . . .

Instead of formulas and worksheets, children get to unlock secrets and solve mysteries. Instead of rote memorization or rules, children become fascinated with character stories, songs, and stats which just happen to reinforce beginning reading skills. Instead of contrived educational text, children embark on adventures in the magical Kingdom of Alpha where they break codes, solve problems, tell stories, perform and pretend. Instead of one learning method for all children, a combination of strategies is utilized that engages the senses and accommodates different learning styles.

THE JOY AND POWER OF READING . . .

Presenting ALPHABOTZ, a multimedia program for children ages 3 and up, designed by a parent and teacher to engage and build confidence in beginning readers by personifying the abstract concept that LETTERS equal SOUNDS, SOUNDS build WORDS, and WORDS tell amazing STORIES. Through a proven combination of teaching strategies including phonemic awareness, phonics, sight words, and language experience, a cast of fun, captivating characters provides useful tools for unlocking the secrets to this code adults call reading. Each ALPHABOTZ character represents a sound in the English language, and wears its identifying letter/sound on its chest. These cute, colorful robots have their own special personalities and abilities. Children share adventures with the ALPHABOTZ that incorporate fun, secret formulas for breaking codes, surprises, special needs, humor and love, and just happen to learn about the joy and power of reading along the way.

It's no wonder they earned the 2009 Creative Child Magazine Preferred Choice Award!

The Alphabotz would like to offer one lucky reader their very own Alphabotz Superphonic Decoder Cards!

To enter this wonderful GIVEAWAY you must visit their website and tell me something else about this company or products not mentioned. Click "comments" below this posting and leave a message as your entry. It's that simple! Be sure to leave your email address so I can contact you if you're the lucky winner. You do not need to have a Google account to comment. You may do so with just your name.

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**This giveaway ends on January 18th and is open to U.S. residents. **Be sure to leave a separate comment for each entry. **The winner will be announced on January 19th.

The Alphabotz sent me the cards for the review and I provided my honest opinion.

76 comments:

  1. I like that their website has things that compliment their product like coloring sheets and other activites.

    inman@Mobap.edu

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  2. I follow on Twitter as Halleleujahmom

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  3. Facebook fan of Alphabotz- Colleen Inman

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  4. I follow Alphabotz on twitter as Halleelujahmom

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  5. Pat Vining is the creative mind who came up with these wonderful cards. They are adorable! Thank you!
    judybrittle at gmail dot com

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  6. I tweeted
    http://twitter.com/kewpiedoll04/status/7641660932

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  7. Facebook fan of Alphabotz
    Judy Brittle

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  8. created by a teacher and a parent mverno@roadunner.com

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  9. I like the block head rocks cd

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  10. There are some neat printable supplemental activities to accompany the cards.

    lenz.nicole(at)gmail(dot)com

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  11. All of the creators went to LSU. Suh-weet! Since I'm from La.

    I'm so interested in these for my reluctant learner.


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  12. The idea for the ALPHABOTZ arose from Pat’s perception that a technically sound, multi-strategy approach to reading that was also fun and engaging for children was missing from the marketplace. jenalber@hotmail.com

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  13. I subscribe by e-mail. jenalber@hotmail.com

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  14. I'm an Alphabotz facebook fan--Jennifer Alber Vales. jenalber@hotmail.com

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  15. I subscribe

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  16. I learned that Pat Vining is the mastermind behind the alphabotz cards!
    onecheaplady@yahoo.com

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  17. I subscribe to the funky monkey via e-mail!
    onecheaplady@yahoo.com

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  18. I like that Alphabotz uses a proven combination of phonemic awareness, phonics, sight words, and language experience, to help children read.

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  19. E-mail subscriber

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  20. Subscribed via Google Reader

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  21. Following you on Twitter (@mandalarctic)

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  22. Following Alphabotz on Twitter (@mandalarctic)

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  23. It looks like on their website, that they are working on a lot of new products. I can't wait to see their interactive book about the Alphabotz. Their upcoming storybooks line looks interesting also. From the pictures, all of their products will tie together nicely.

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  24. following on Twitter (as SnowflakeDay)

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  25. following Alphabotz on Twitter (as SnowflakeDay)

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  26. tweeted: http://twitter.com/SnowflakeDay/status/7660696443

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  27. These are really nice. I like the fact that you can buy them from amazon.

    sally.belflower@yahoo.com

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  28. they will soon have a map to the secret world of the alphabotz

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  29. I love the coloring sheets on the site for my daughter
    Thank you
    tatertot374@sbcglobal.net

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  30. I subscribe
    Thank you
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  31. I follow on twitter - tatertot374
    Thank you
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  32. I am a alphabotz facebook fan - beth ms
    Thank you
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  33. I follow alphabotz on twitter - tatertot374
    Thank you
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  34. tweet
    http://twitter.com/tatertot374/status/7679484585
    Thank you
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  35. There are printables that can be used to supplement the cards!

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  36. I subscribe to your emails!!!

    mamacallsmelemon@gmail.com

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  37. A Twitter follower!
    My name is: lemontulle

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  38. Following Alphabotz on Twitter with username: lemontulle

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  39. I've emailed 3 people about this giveaway!

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  40. Pat Vining came up with the idea for Alphabotz.

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  41. I learned that you can buy them on Amazon!

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  42. My kids would love BLOCKHEADS ROCK CD!

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  43. RSS feed subscriber.

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  44. what a great way to incorporate reading across other academic skills with the Map to the Secret World of the Alphabotz!

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  45. I liked the Storybooks love that them seem close to how I learned to read. Was looking for a great way to teach sounds......

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  46. Following Alphabotz on Facebook

    Kathy Davis

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  47. I learned that Pat Vining is the creative mind who came up with these cards.
    erma.hurtt@sbcglobal.net

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  48. My Name Is...Alphabotz Storybooks are in the works

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  49. RSS feed subscriber via google reader

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  50. Fan of The Alphabotz on Facebook
    (Facebook name: Reggie Mann)

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  51. Oh I like the My Name is Alphabotz Storybooks that are coming soon.

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  52. I learned that they are for sale on Amazon (my favorite shopping site!).

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  53. I am an e-mail subscriber.
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  54. I follow you on Twitter (mail4rosey).

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  55. I follow Alphabotz on Twitter (mailrosey).

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  56. I like the my name is alphabots story books

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  57. Pat Vining is the creative mind who came up with these wonderful cards.
    mightynaynay(at)cs.com

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